Patricia Kennedy

Dr Patricia Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy. Prior to joining UCD in 1995, she was employed in both Ireland and Britain as a youth and community worker. She has written extensively on motherhood and maternity policies in Ireland. Her areas of interest include conceptual and theoretical approaches to social policy, feminist theory, sexual and reproductive health, migration, comparative social policy and evidence based policy. Her books include Key Themes in Social Policy (2013) , Motherhood in Ireland; Creation and Context (2004), Maternity in Ireland: a Woman-centred Perspective, (2002). She has co-edited several books in the UCD Press Social Policy Series, including: Ageing and Social Policy (2008), Theorizing Irish Social Policy (2004) and Contemporary Irish Social Policy (2005 and 1999) and Irish Social Policy in Context (1999). Her forthcoming books include Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes (with Dr Naonori Kodate, Routledge, 2014) and Welcoming the Stranger: The Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy to Britain 1957-2007 (Irish Academic Press, 2014). Source:

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Ageing and Social Policy in Ireland

Motherhood in Ireland

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